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Hi, I am 讃岐そば太郎.
I have decided to write to you, because I wanted to make my point clear about redistribution of my pics and doujin.
Usually I am happy to see my works being translated and I even enjoy reading them. I don’t stop people from translating my works and redistributing it.
But I am definitely against redistribution of a whole copy of doujin(book).
Recently I have found my copy of doujin, The Record being translated and shared on web. It was a full copy of my doujin.
Please understand the fact that I am actually selling doujin.
It is completely different from what I am doing on web.
I pay money to print it and pay even more to join doujin events.
I pay to send doujin to event halls and pay to send it back to my home.
I pay for my own transportation and I pay to hire people who sell my doujin on events(I pay for their working-hours, lunch, and transportation).
And people who are interested in my works also pay to read it.
I understand the fact that it is not easy to buy doujin abroad, and I guess even if it was available, you might feel that it is too expensive.
But even in Japan, doujin is not so cheap.
It is not cheap for both creators and readers.
If you think it is not worth the money your paying or you have to pay,
just stick with what you can find on web.
Stay away from uploading copies of doujin.
There are creators who really make money and earn living from doujin, but those who can do so, are minority. Most of us pay more than what we earn, but we still want to enjoy doujin as a hobby(or at least I do).
But obviously, if I can’t afford it, I have to start using my time for something else and give up on writing(creating manga doesn’t happen in a flash). That’s the last thing which will happen if people continue to upload my doujin on web.
I think I have made my point clear and I hope there are people who support what I am saying.
Also, I would like to articulate that what I wrote here is only “in my case”.
There are doujin-creators who are totally against redistribution of whatever they make or upload on web(“In my case” I don’t mind poeple to redistribute what I have already uploaded on web/usually it is pics and doujin-samples).
In that case you might find your self in trouble, so try asking the creator or if you find the word “転載禁止”, stay away from it.
Thanks for reading.
This is really important. I see people offering Doujin scans and translations online a lot. I know Doujinshi can be hard to get in some countries, but please don’t disrespect and artists work this way. I know you may want to share or promote an artists work… but fancomics/doujinshi take a lot of work, and we don’t really want them being distributed outside of events and such. Fancomic distribution is becoming more globalized, so if possible, please support your favorite artists and buy a hard copy.
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